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May 9, 2018

UPDATE - DEATH INVESTIGATION - NEWBURY VT

STATE OF VERMONT

DEPARTMENT OF PUBLIC SAFETY

VERMONT STATE POLICE

PRESS RELEASE – DEATH INVESTIGATION

       

STATE OF VERMONT

DEPARTMENT OF PUBLIC SAFETY

VERMONT STATE POLICE

 

PRESS RELEASE

       

CASE#: 18A402374

RANK/TROOPER FULL NAME: Trooper Tyler Davidson                            

STATION: VSP - St. Johnsbury                    

CONTACT#: 802-748-3111

 

DATE/TIME: Approximately 1106 hours on 05/09/18

INCIDENT LOCATION: U.S. Route 5 near Moore Hill Road in Newbury, VT.

INCIDENT: Death Investigation

 

VICTIM: Austin M. Durocher

AGE:  20

CITY, STATE OF RESIDENCE: Derby, Vermont

 

SUMMARY OF INCIDENT:

 

***Update****

 

After further investigation, the driver/victim has been identified as Austin M. Durocher, 20, of Derby, Vermont. 

 

Trooper Davidson initiated a motor-vehicle stop due to the vehicle having an expired inspection sticker, a violation of Title 23 V.S.A 1222. 

 

The investigation into this matter is ongoing, but all indications are that Durocher took his own life.  Trooper Davidson was not injured during the incident.     

 

 

***Original news release***

 

At about 1106 hours on Wednesday, May 9, 2018, Trooper Tyler Davidson of the St. Johnsbury barracks conducted a motor-vehicle stop on U.S. Route 5 near Moore Hill Road in the town of Newbury, VT. After speaking with the operator, Trooper Davidson returned to his cruiser to check the operator’s information. As Trooper Davidson was running the information, the operator, who was still sitting in his vehicle, took his own life with a firearm.

 

U.S. Route 5 between Snake Road and Newbury Crossing was shut down temporarily while this incident was investigated. At this time, Route 5 has been reopened.

 

The Vermont State Police is withholding the name of the deceased until notification can be made to the next of kin.

 

No further information is available at this time.

 

 

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